Antibodies to Neospora caninum were determined in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Pyrenees, north-eastern Spain. Sera from 53 red foxes (29 male and 24 female) were tested using a Neospora agglutination test (NAT). Seroprevalence at dilutions of 1/40, 1/80 and 1/160 was 69.8%, 47.2% and 7.5%, respectively. Sex differences were significant only at a dilution of 1:40. The high seroprevalence observed in red fox suggests that this species is highly exposed to N. caninum in this area. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2008|
- Neospora caninum
- Red fox
- Vulpes vulpes
- Wild animals